ABOVE GROUND / PARTIAL IN-GROUND
Water volume is approx. 600 gallons (1,136 liters)
82” (208cm) x 72” (183cm) x 36” (91cm) water depth
At 82”x 72”x 36” water depth, this pond kit uses the same cedar frame as the 300 gallon pond kit, but the liner volume is much greater and must be dug partially into the ground. This pond can be set up with either 16” above ground and approx. 24” in the ground or 21” above ground with approx. 18” in ground or several variables between the two.
Most customers use this pond kit for fish or pet habitat, so we supply a higher volume pump for increased circulation and to allow you to add additional filtration should you wish to.
Our 600 gallon pond kit was originally created at the request of customers with fish who wanted to have part of their pond dug into the ground and more water depth for better protection from the heat, the cold, or predators. Once you determine where the frame will sit, you simply dig inside the frame rails straight down to the appropriate depth. Once you have set up the frame, the liner will have a total water depth of three feet. You may still sit on the benches, but on the inside of the pond you have just over 3 feet of water dropping straight down from the inside of the benches.
The advantage of this configuration is better protection against predators like raccoons and herons. While predators like these will often wade into an in-ground pond, they do not like to step off a ledge. The depth of this pond results in most owners placing something (eg: concrete building blocks on their side) in the center of the pond to support the pond pump and offering a further spot for fish to hide. Other customers also placed short lengths of large diameter pipe along the inside walls on the bottom, giving fish a great spot to hide should a heron or raccoon be standing on the benches trying to get lunch. Some customers have had their 600 gallon ponds several years now and report minimal to zero fish loss from herons or raccoons.
This pond is packaged in 5 individual boxes, weighing less than 50 lbs. (18kg) each.